Welcome

Our church celebrates freedom of belief and
welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds
and faiths. Unitarian Universalism does not advocate
a particular creed. We come together because of our
shared commitment to values and to ways of living,
not to religious dogma. See “What Is UU?” for more
about the long history and tradition of Unitarian
Universalism. The Strafford Universalist Society is
the second oldest in Vermont and fourth oldest in
the nation. Though the society was dormant for
several years in the 1980s and 1990s, we are now
growing again, meeting in the “new” church built in
1833 in South Strafford. We hope you will join us.

 

 

Sunday, April 1st

Easter Sunrise Community Service, 6:15 a.m. We will gather at Gove Hill with the United Church of Strafford for words, music and silence to celebrate the meaning of Easter and welcome the light!
Pancake Community Breakfast at the United Church of Strafford.
The World Goes On  worship service led by Rev. Telos Whitfield, 10 a.m. at Barrett Hall. As we welcome the light of Spring and the inspiration of Jesus’ life, we will explore how to free ourselves from the “tombs” of far and uncertainty, and ways to care for and welcome everyone.

 

Sunday, April 15th

Democracy in Our Hands. 10 a.m. at Barrett Hall. One of our principles affirms the
“right of conscience and use of the democratic process…” and in this service, we will
explore the ways that we can promote democracy, equality and universal rights. Some
of us read and discussed the book Daring Democracy, and we will also draw on this
work. Individuals and small communities due have the power to make change!

 

Ongoing

Supporting the U.U.S.C. – It is never too late to make
your Guest At Your Table donation. Contributions
for the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service
Committee can be made on-line anytime:

https://donate.uusc.org/checkout/donation?eid=75595

A 2017 UUSC story of hope highlighted the work of
Ursula Rakova, helping her fellow islanders on the
Carteret Islands of Papua New Guinea maintain
dignity and keep their culture alive, in the face of
re-location due to climate change. Throughout its
history, UUSC has advanced human rights and social
justice around the world, partnering with those who
confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to
challenge oppressive policies. Let us continue to be
inspired by this work and support efforts that create
lasting and powerful change.

News

Click the following link for the latest newsletter:
April 2018 Newsletter, Universalist Society of Strafford